How cool would it be if you were a high school student in South Carolina and someone told you that you’d been selected to spend seven weeks in England this summer at a British university?

Thanks to Force Protection, three students from the SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) will be doing just that while conducting real-world scientific research alongside skilled mentors. In addition, three students from the UK will come to Columbia for research at the University of South Carolina.

For the past two years, GSSM’s Research Exchange Scholars Program has placed state students in Germany at Universitat Karlsruhe and the German Cancer Research Center. Force Protection has invested $20,000 to fund the expansion into the UK.

“The SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics provides unique experiences for our future leaders in innovation and research and development.  Force Protection is proud to partner with the Governor’s School to provide this important opportunity to students in both South Carolina and the United Kingdom,” said Tommy Pruitt, senior communications director for Force Protection.

You said it, Tommy — and Chernoff Newman is proud to work with a great corporate citizen like Force Protection.